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Marine Weather and Tides
Montesano, WA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:18AMSunset 9:15PM Monday June 18, 2018 10:05 AM PDT (17:05 UTC) Moonrise 10:09AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 27% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ110 Grays harbor bar- 849 am pdt Mon jun 18 2018 combined seas 4 to 6 feet, subsiding to 2 to 5 ft tonight. Bar conditions light. The maximum ebb currents will occur around 945 pm tonight and 945 am Tuesday. PZZ100 849 Am Pdt Mon Jun 18 2018
Synopsis for the northern and central washington coastal and inland waters..Onshore or southerly flow will strengthen this afternoon before weakening later tonight. Increased onshore flow may result in a brief period of gale force winds over parts of the strait of juan de fuca this evening. Generally onshore flow of varying strength will prevail Tuesday through Thursday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montesano, WA
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Area Discussion for - Seattle, WA
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Fxus66 ksew 181623
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area forecast discussion
national weather service seattle wa
923 am pdt Mon jun 18 2018

Synopsis An upper ridge offshore will build into british
columbia today then shift inland over the pacific northwest
Tuesday. The ridge will shift east Tuesday night and Wednesday.

High temperatures over interior will be within a few degrees of
records through Wednesday. Onshore flow will bring cooler marine
air into the area Thursday and Friday. High pressure will try to
rebuild over the region next weekend.

Short term A strong upper ridge centered offshore near 135w
this morning will shift slowly east today, weaken and move over
western washington on Tuesday, and then move over eastern
washington on Wednesday. At the same time, an upper low over
southern idaho will move further inland today and Tuesday.

Wrap around moisture from the upper low and lingering instability
will be enough for a slight chance of late afternoon and early
evening showers over the cascades today and Tuesday. The threat
looks pretty minimal today and then a little better on Tuesday.

Increasing southerly flow aloft will bring a more general chance
of showers to the area on Wednesday although the best chances will
remain over the higher terrain.

Temperature-wise, today will be similar to yesterday for the
interior with highs in the 80s to near 90. There will be some
cooling at the coast and down the strait of juan de fuca today
however as onshore flow increases. Tuesday should be slightly
cooler for the interior with the added low level onshore flow but
80s should be common again. Temperatures will actually tick up a
few degrees Wednesday as onshore flow eases again.

Cloud-wise, today should be sunny again except for some afternoon
cumulus over the cascades. Currently, there are some low clouds
over parts of the central coast and partially inland over the
lower chehalis valley. These clouds should burn back to the waters
late this morning. Increasing onshore flow should allow low clouds
to fill in at the coast this evening and spread partially inland
through the chehalis gap and down the strait tonight. Both the gfs
and NAM show the oth-sea gradient near +5.0 at 00z. That usually
means low clouds at seatac the next morning. However, with the
upper ridge axis still to the west, the low clouds will probably
only reach the west side of puget sound and whidbey island Tuesday
morning before burning back to the coast later Tuesday. Schneider

Long term Previous discussion... Extended models in good
agreement with an upper level trough moving through the area
Thursday morning. Increasing onshore gradients behind the front
with the resulting marine push cooling high temperatures 10 to 20
degrees over the interior. Showers chances with the trough will be
confined to the higher terrain. Models solutions become
inconsistent on Friday with the GFS moving the trough through the
area faster than the ecmwf. Onshore flow continuing at the lower
levels keeping highs near normal, in the 60s to mid 70s. Some
differences int he models over the weekend with the GFS a little
deeper keeping an upper level trough offshore versus the ecmwf
which is weaker but more progressive with the trough. Will stay
with a dry forecast for now which is more in line with the GFS and
keep high temperatures in the 60s to mid 70s. Felton

Aviation Wrn wa will remain between an upper level ridge
centered offshore and an upper level low over the great basin
today. This will maintain the nly flow aloft. The air mass will
become slightly unstable over the central cascades this afternoon
for a risk of isold tstms. The low level flow has become onshore
or sly and will strengthen this afternoon.

Meanwhile, areas of ifr CIGS vsbys over the coast and lower
chehalis river valley this morning will lift or retreat to the
immediate coastline this afternoon. Expect ifr CIGS to surge
inland late today or early this evening, reaching kpwt about 0900
utc.

Ksea...VFR. Low clouds are expected to remain west of the airport
tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, light westerly today will become
light southerly tonight.

Marine Onshore or southerly flow will strengthen this
afternoon before weakening later tonight. The pressure gradient
across the strait of juan de fuca is forecast to peak about +3.0
mb this evening. As a rule of thumb, gale force winds occur over
parts of the strait of juan de fuca when there is a 3 mb
difference in the sea level pressure between quillayute and
bellingham. This coupled with about a 15-degree difference in
temperatures between the coast and the interior this afternoon may
be enough to cause a brief period of gale force westerlies over
the central strait of juan de fuca this evening. Thus, a gale
watch was issued for this marine zone.

In general, expect onshore flow of varying strength Tuesday
through Friday.

Sew watches warnings advisories
Wa... None.

Pz... Gale watch from 6 pm pdt this evening through this evening for
central u.S. Waters strait of juan de fuca.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WPTW1 - 9441102 - Westport, WA 27 mi89 min SSW 12 G 16 58°F 57°F1015.2 hPa
TOKW1 - 9440910 - Toke Point, WA 27 mi47 min SSW 6 G 11 59°F1015.8 hPa

Wind History for Toke Point, WA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hoquiam, Bowerman Airport, WA20 mi72 minSSW 36.00 miFog/Mist62°F59°F90%1015.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Montesano, Chehalis River, Grays Harbor, Washington
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Montesano
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Mon -- 12:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:47 AM PDT     1.57 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 05:18 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 06:28 AM PDT     7.90 feet High Tide
Mon -- 11:09 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:22 PM PDT     -1.48 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:52 PM PDT     7.38 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:12 PM PDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.91.62.64.35.87.17.87.86.95.33.41.4-0.3-1.4-1.20.32.24.15.877.46.95.74.4

Tide / Current Tables for Cosmopolis, Chehalis River, Grays Harbor, Washington
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Cosmopolis
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Mon -- 12:36 AM PDT     Moonset
Mon -- 05:19 AM PDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 05:20 AM PDT     10.31 feet High Tide
Mon -- 11:10 AM PDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:52 AM PDT     -1.93 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:44 PM PDT     9.63 feet High Tide
Mon -- 09:12 PM PDT     Sunset
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2.54.26.38.19.510.310.18.76.33.50.9-1.2-1.9-0.81.43.7689.39.68.775.13.3

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